Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What Can You Substitute for Eggs In A Recipe

Ready to make something and find out you are out of eggs short of eggs, here is what you can substitute for eggs in a recipe. What you can use in place of an egg in recipes.

Sunday morning my hubby was in the kitchen making breakfast when he realized he only had one egg and not the two that he needed to make a batch of pancakes for our herd. I said never fear I will find out what we can substitute for it. We used the first option of egg substitutes.

egg substitute in recipes

The egg free choice we tried worked great and our homemade pancake recipe was delicious.

For One Egg:
1 1/2 tablespoon of water
1 1/2 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of baking powder

Here are other options to use as egg substitutes:
  • 1 teaspoon yeast mixed in 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

Our pancakes were wonderful. I could taste no difference but it did have the one real egg in it and one substitute. BUT if you are ever baking and find you are short an egg, now you know you have options for an egg substitute. Now if my girls would just get laying and I have eggs in the backyard, that would be perfect.


  1. What a great tip! Thanks for linking up!

  2. That's good to know. I always buy extra large brown eggs so one is usually enough for most recipes. Love knowing how to 'make do' though! Enjoy your day!

  3. My first thought was.... so many chickens, so few eggs. :) A time will come when you will never be short of eggs again. Good to know this tip.

  4. I thought the same thing as Lois, ha,ha! Never would have thought to look for a substitute....great idea!

  5. I love all the things I learn through blogging. Great tip. BTW, looks like your dh did a great job on that breakfast!

  6. Here's hoping those chickens get busy! :-)

  7. What in the world did we ever do befoe the internet? What a great option. I have started cakes, etc. and then discovered that I was out of eggs! Thanks for the info! xo Diana

  8. Great advice Breakfast looks soooooooo good Hugs, Marty

  9. Wow, good to know! Thanks for the tip:>) I'm afraid you still have a couple months before the girls get busy though.

  10. Once you get those fresh eggs you will be looking for recipes to use them in. They are so good!
    Thanks for tip. I never would have thought ther4e was a substitute for eggs, except that stuff from the store:)

  11. what a great tip...this happens to me a LOT lol

  12. In all my years of baking I never knew there was a substitute for eggs! Learn something every day! Thanks, Elaine...that's amazing. Your new background with the red and cream stars is really pretty too!